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our outback alys gets us there... ... sometimes it just tas us a little longer to get back. ♪ >> good evening. i'm dan. it is pay back time in bell, california. city leaders are now suspected felon corruption scandal that has rivetted the country. police arrested the mayor and 7 other city officials for bilking struggling taxpayers and sending salary into the stratosphere. >> this needless to say is corruption on steroids. >>reporter: l.a. county dribingt district attorney says his office has been quietly investigating the city of bell high salary since march. 8 arrest were made today. bizarre former city manager was arrested at his huntington beach home. his bail? 3.two million dollars. >> secretly set his open salary. he misappropriated substantial pay and benefits. by increasing each of them through a series of actions that no one approved of and few if anyone new about. >>reporter: 4 of the 5 current members of the city council for bell were charged and arrested for misappropriation of funds. they are those listed here and the mayor. >> council members were
that did not melt, this safe from someone's house. firefighters used a heavy duty saw to open it. the contents much of it apparently jewelry relatively intact but the owners delighted, of course, to get it back. >>> a story of heroism coming out of the tragedy. the san mateo board of supervisors is planning to honor three men who rescued six elderly women from a site when the care taker abandoned them. >> these men rushed in as so many others rushed out. >> sounded like the world was ending above the treeline up there while my tad and dad ane in our backyard. >> bob and his dad and a man named frank descended to see who needed help. show stumbled into a home with six women all in their 80s and 90s none able to make it out on their own. >> i ran and got one lady and we walked down the hallway and saw another and another and one by one grabbed them and got them out. >> there was one woman still in the house mary sweeney. her son found out about the heroism later, hours later. >> a tough few hours not knowing whether she was alive or dead. >> it wasn't until my dad said let's go ba
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. it was bad. it was like people messing around up in class. i just not uses learning. >> we have had kids gun down at bus stop two week ago down on second street and mcdonald. around the corner here at east shore park we saw a kid get killed who was going to school. >> our kids become their citizens when school bell rings. same people. just understanding we are serving the same population. >>reporter: west contra costa county schools lost 39 million dollars in state money this year. the richmond city council recognizes this but it says it has its own budget constraints to deal with and at least one city council member says the district has been fiscally irresponsible and he feels like the buck needs to stop here. linda and grant elementary schools could also be closed if they don't get the 1.5 million dollars. item is about to be discussed and voted on and we have the results for you on abc 7 news at 11:00. reporting live in r richmond, back to you. >> okay thanks very much. as we said a big night in richmond. important night. >> string of arson has made folks in sunnyvale quite n
. the incident near hopper street us a can see here on the map as we zoom in to it for you. allen is live in petaluma tonight with more on salvage operation. really gone wrong. >> yes dan. out here at the marina some kayaker were complaining that they had to dodge huge tar ball earlier this morning but tonight most of that slick has either dissipated or evaporated. glob of oil floated out toward the bay at low tide around six this evening. the remnant of what petaluma resident say was large oil slick that stretched from shore to shore as it moved through this slew. 8:00 o'clock this morning the department of fish and game says this old tug boat being chopped up for scrap metal and leaked between 200 and 600 gallon of oil. the owner of the tug apparently knew it was leaking because he already had an oil boom around it. but the department of fish and game says this morning flood tide swept the oil out into the estuary creating oil slick 2 and a half miles long. resident say these are extremely sensitive wetlands. >> last week i saw couple river otters. usually it is a few shore birds
just before noon. students tell us lunch doesn't begin until 12:15. because the driver and passengers were all minors, the chp not releasing their names. school administrators say they will make a statement on monday. live in novato, lillian kim, abc 7 news gentleman okay. thanks very much. >>> another tragedy involving a young person. this one killed in the san bruno fire storm. 20-year-old jessica morales died week ago last thursday. friends and family members remembered her tonight at a service in daly city. they tried to make tonight a celebration of her life instead of focusing on how she died. several people spoke at the service but the family decided they did not want cameras inside. understandably. outside the vigil lvd ones told us they will miss her beautiful smile. >> such a beautiful person. such a shame to see someone so young be gone. hear people talking about her and past tense when i only seen her an hour and a half before she died. very sad. beautiful pitching coffin she warm front lvd because she was very into fashion. just beautiful person. >>reporter: s
is so late a state credit card used to buy supplies is being cancelled by the bank due to lack of payment. that means the state park department can no longer buy toilet paper for its rural sites. >> this is outrageous. today it is toilet paper. tomorrow trail closure. rest ramp closure at state beaches. people don't know what to expect. >>reporter: urban state park have the advantage of going to state warehouses for the supplies. the park department though can't say which rural sites are affected. but estimates it is roughly one-third of the nearly 300 state parks. >> isn't just toilet paper. it's bulk fall for cars, cars, trucks. it is auto parts for fixing cars and trucks or other equipment. lawn equipment. it is housekeeping supplies. >>reporter: budget negotiations on how to close the 19 billion dollar deficit has been painstakingly slow. meetings taking place in los angeles this week because the governor has been too sick to travel to the capitol. credit card won't be good until budget and back payments are paid. the visitors thought the toilet paper was foychb
children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> good evening. i'm dan ashley. what did she know and when did she know it? just five weeks before the election, meg whitman is accused of knowingly hiring an illegal immigrant to work as her house keeper. it may come down to who is more credible, the republican nominee, the hired help or the made's celebrity lawyer. >> she went as she described the confession to meg whitman. after nine years she says she went to whitman to ask for help in becoming a legal resident. >> since then i said ma'am, please consideration you help me, and she was very upset and said no and you don't know me and i have never see you. >> she says whitman fired her but had previously ignored letters from the social security administration questioning the house keeper's legal status. attorney gloria alred quoted from a letter sent to whitman. >> ask the employee to give you the name and social security number exactly it is a appears on the social security card. she says whitman received multiple requests and whitman denies it. >> we nev
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